sketches

this site has things I am working on. All works are copyright Roger Alsop 2017 unless otherwise stated

This was filmed and recorded by Joe Pino using his binaural mic & phone. THANKS JOE!!! The initial performers were, Nela Brown, Robin Whittaker (who spatialized the sound), Brad Ward, Bassam Yaqout, Roger Alsop. After a brief performance the audience was invited to join in, and lots of fun happened.

This is an intro to the acoustic laptop orchestra performance. it is from before Joe started filming, and I discuss the ideas. Nela Brown and Robin Whittaker add the vital bits of information I omitted.

The comment regarding John Glenn refers to a fantastic performance by Erik Lawson and Joe Pino developed from recently released NASA recordings of John Glenn's historic flight.

This is a version of the Acoustic AV laptop performed at seensound. The vision and audio are created in performance by me.

This is a video of me conducting the first performance of the Acoustic Laptop Orchestra with students from the Conservatory "Nicola Sala" in Benevento, Italy.

It was to school kids, uni students at Benevento, and staff. Lots of Fun.

This is a video of the performance of Hush! Caution! Echoland! by Brigid Burke and me at the Elder Hall in Adelaide. A recording of the performance is to the left.

This is a version of Hush! Caution! Echoland! performed by Brigid Burke at the 2017 Australasian Computer Music Conference Adelaide. The presentation is a discussion of the work at the same conference.

This is a video of the discussion I presented as part of the Australasian Computer Music Conference regarding Sounding Finnegans Wake

This is a performance of FLOW, Brigid Burke plays clarinet and I do electronic effects.

The composition uses the Reynolds number to select notes and delay/reverb times in response to the musician's performance.

This is part of the developing "Sounding Finnegan's Wake" project. It is an evolving project and many iterations of the work(s) will come about as ideas develop.

"finnegan USA Ava 4ch binaural at 90 degrees" is a rendition of a version developed for 4 separate speakers. it is best to listen in headphones to get something like a sense of how it might work in a real environment. It is very important to think of this as a concert/gallery/installation piece.

Depending on the country you are in copyright may be an issue. Please check.

https://joycefoundation.utulsa.edu/home/joyce-copyright/public-performances-not-thing-past/

https://joycefoundation.utulsa.edu/home/joyce-copyright/copyright-fair-use-permissions/about-the-law/

This is from a presentation I did for the Digital perspectives: the art and science of visualisation and visual practises showcase at Melbourne University. They are yet more versions of the way I am working with Finnegans Wake.

Improvisations to my visual score: Brigid Burke, Adrian Sherriff, Tony Hicks, Mark Pedersen, Megan Kenny, & Roger Alsop at SeenSound - Loop Aug 2017


This is a developing process of creating visual scores based on natural events. This score was for Trombone, Clarinet, Guitar, Flute and Voice. Unfortunately I don't have a recording of the performance.